Empty Picnic Tables

I’m at my “go to” place today. Good old Claireville. Close enough to visit when I’m feeling lazy on the travelling bit. Today the wind was a little on the crazy side.

Shelter

Shelter

I huddled under this tree for awhile (mostly to take a photo) but also to help cut the wind a little.

The Lonely Picnic Table

The Lonely Picnic Table

I loved the composition of this one. It tells me a story of the lonely picnic table waiting for someone to come and sit on it under the shade of the tree. Or possibly the branch is a smile and the tree is an eye and the picnic table is a winking eye. lol

Early Morning at Pemaquid Point

In my previous post I mentioned my plan for an early morning shoot at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, so here I am, bright and early after a late night of shooting stars. As I arrived the blue hour was slowly starting to lighten towards the pastel pinks of sunrise so I had to act quickly. I set up my first shot on the hill opposite of where I was last night and created the shot below.

Blue Dawn

Blue Dawn

As the sky lightened and headed toward the pinks and purples of early morning I headed back down to the shoreline to snag some golden hour shots of the striated rock.

The Dawning

The Dawning

And of course I had to shoot more of the lighthouse, particularly of the iconic photo of its reflection in the small puddle. As I look at the photo below I realize I should have taken some shots of just the reflection in the puddle but I guess that is for my next visit here.

Pemaquid Lighthouse

Pemaquid Lighthouse

As the day made its way toward afternoon I decided to visit another lighthouse in the area. The Doubling Point Light, built in 1892 is located on the Kennebec River. It’s a small lighthouse on a private road but at the end you will discover a very small parking lot not too far away from the lighthouse.

Doubling Point LIght

Doubling Point Light

I did a lot of exploring in the area and ended up at Boothbay Habor to pick up some dinner. It’s a lovely town situated in a calm cove on the ocean. I loved the group of kayaks just hanging out in the water not too far away from the main pedestrian bridge.

Boothbay Harbour

Boothbay Harbour

It was a great to be able to explore the area rather than rush off to another destination. Tomorrow I’ll be moving on again and this time it will be to Acadia National Park.